Kamala Harris Argues Federal Health Care Reform is Constitutional

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a brief supporting the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's landmark 2010 health-care reform law, arguing along with nine other state attorneys general that the legislation does not infringe on states' rights.

The fate of the Affordable Care Act, which extended health coverage to 32 million uninsured people, is in doubt after a federal appeals court struck down one of its key provisions earlier this month. The Atlanta-based Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the law's requirement that American citizens purchase health insurance was an excessive exercise of federal power.

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